SFA to screen documentary ‘Unbranded’

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “Unbranded” at 7 p.m.Friday, Sept. 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.


In this film directed by Phill Baribeau, four young cowboys hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train and ride a string of wild mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the wildest terrain of the American West. The trip became an epic journey of self-discovery, tested friendships and iconic landscapes that included runaway horses, a sassy donkey, perilous mountain passes, rodeos, sickness, injury and death, according to the description at http://watch.unbrandedthefilm.com


The Audience Award winner at Telluride Mountainfilm and Hot Docs Film Festival, “Unbranded” is a “soaring tale of danger and resilience” and “an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of our country's wild horses,” according to the website.


This screening is part of the School of Art’s monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton, Nacogdoches Junior Forum and Main Street Nacogdoches.


The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.


Cutline: The film “Unbranded” will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.